Finance Club – IIM Kashipur organized its first knowledge sharing session on 20th July 2011. The agenda for the session was a basic overview of financial markets. The speakers were Ravikant Sharma, who has prior work experience with a hedge fund client, and Pulkit Taluja, who has cleared CFA Level 1 and has experience in finance domain. Both the speakers are first year students of the inaugural batch of IIM Kashipur. The session started at 6:00 pm after the end of all lectures scheduled for the day and ended at around 7:00 pm.
The session started on an interactive note with speakers asking the participants about their expectations from the session. The areas that the two speakers covered were classification of financial markets, players in the financial market with emphasis on investment banks, primary and secondary markets, trading and a bit on derivatives. The speakers kept clearing the doubts of the participants as and when they were raised during the session. The session ended with the speakers’ taking feedback from the participants.
Considering that it’s the first batch of the institute and there are no seniors around to guide the students, forming the Finance Club and conducting these sessions within three weeks of the start of the PGP programme is an appreciable effort by the vibrant student community of the institute. The Finance Club will continue to hold these sessions and delve deeper into the field of finance. Overall the event was well organized and the speakers did their best to meet the expectations of the participants.